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Dog Training

“Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.”

As a certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Eric Wiese has over 15 years experience offering in-home private dog training, comprehensive board & train programs, as well as canine behavior consulting for veterinarians and veterinary staff in the Los Angeles area. In addition, Eric also has extensive experience working with dogs and exotic animals alike in commercials, television and film. He currently has been co-hosting the Emmy Award-winning series Lucky Dog on CBS.

Through Happy Puppy L.A., Eric specializes in puppy development and behavior modification. Eric is Fear Free certified, a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). He and the Happy Puppy L.A. staff only use positive reinforcement training methods and work with what motivates each dog without physically or psychologically intimidating them. Motivation could be a range of different stimuli, including treats/food, physical praise, toys, etc.

Over the years, Eric has worked with thousands of pet parents including many celebrity clients such as


Aaron Rodgers

Selena Gomez

Teri Hatcher

Eli Roth

Grant Gustin

Olivia Munn

Zach Woods

Craig Ferguson

Jenson Button


Phone Consultations

New clients: 1st phone consultation

  • 15 minute phone consultation - complementary

Existing clients:  Do you need a follow up to a previous session? Do you have questions or concerns that don't necessarily require a trainer to come in home? If so, we are happy to offer phone consultations to help you with any questions you may have.  See our phone consultation rate below.

  • 30 minute phone consultation - $95
Happy Puppy L.A. dog training specializes in puppy training and puppy development.

In-Home Private Training

Let us come to your home and see the environment you and your dog share. This will set you up for success as we are able to address each issue in a personalized manner. In the session(s), we can go over basic obedience potty training, behavior issues and how to set up the proper living environment for your new dog or puppy.

90 minute session

  • training with Happy Puppy staff - $249
  • training with Eric - $549 ($495 for rescues)

Board & Train

Our board & train service is out most personalized service and is what we are most known for, especially when it comes to puppies!

We discuss your training goals in advance and provide regular, personalized video updates and tutorials (six videos/day) throughout the stay. We want to make sure you know what your pup is capable of! The videos can be accessed after the star and are an additional resource to help you continue training at home

Please note - we have limited availability and only provide this service on a case by case basis. We are unable to accommodate last minute requests. Please contact in advance for availability and a phone consultation.

  • Board & Train - $399/calendar day + $40 pick up/drop


Discounted to $349/day ($50 off/day) + complementary shuttle

Discount rate applicable from July-September 2023

Check out videos showcasing our dog training below!